Gene Cunningham - May 23, 2003

Profiles in Providence #6

Philippians - Profiles in Providence - Florida 2008

Paul gave up righteousness by the Law -- acclaim from others (Phi 3:4-6, ). Humble attitude illustrated by Mephibosheth (2Sa 9:8, 1Pe 5:6). "That I may know Him" (Phi 3:10-11) "the power of His resurrection", "the fellowship of His sufferings" - Paul is saying, "I would rather suffer in the presence of Jesus Christ, than have all the wealth and comfort in the world". Paul talks of resurrection from deadness in his life (Phi 3:11-14) to fulfill hi apostleship -- there's a prize to be won -- an upward call. The race is against the flesh. Even in maturity Paul says he's not a finished product (Phi 3:15). Mature believer seeks to live by the mind of Christ (Phi 2:5) -- the attitude of Christ. Maturity recognizes ground gained can be lost. Mature believer must chose associations (Phi 3:17-18). The cross means death to self (Jam 4:4); an enemy of the cross runs on flesh. (Phi 3:19). Choices matter as we stand before Jesus at the Judgement Seat (1Jo 2:28). We look foward to our heavenly state (Phi 3:20-21, 1Jo 3:3).

Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE

Scripture References: Philippians 3:11-14, John 2:28, Philippians 3:10-11, Philippians 3:19, Philippians 3:4-6, James 4:4, Philippians 3:17-18, Philippians 2:5, John 3:3, Philippians 3:15, Philippians 3:20-21

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